AVN 63.71 Increased By ▲ 0.02 (0.03%)
BOP 8.77 Decreased By ▼ -0.01 (-0.11%)
CHCC 134.55 Increased By ▲ 0.05 (0.04%)
DCL 10.01 Decreased By ▼ -0.04 (-0.4%)
DGKC 108.01 Increased By ▲ 0.01 (0.01%)
EFERT 64.27 Decreased By ▼ -0.18 (-0.28%)
EPCL 41.21 Decreased By ▼ -0.09 (-0.22%)
FCCL 21.00 No Change ▼ 0.00 (0%)
FFL 15.10 Increased By ▲ 0.05 (0.33%)
HASCOL 15.05 Decreased By ▼ -0.03 (-0.2%)
HBL 130.50 Decreased By ▼ -0.60 (-0.46%)
HUBC 81.75 Increased By ▲ 0.13 (0.16%)
HUMNL 7.35 Decreased By ▼ -0.05 (-0.68%)
JSCL 24.29 No Change ▼ 0.00 (0%)
KAPCO 28.49 Increased By ▲ 0.14 (0.49%)
KEL 3.70 Decreased By ▼ -0.01 (-0.27%)
LOTCHEM 11.72 Decreased By ▼ -0.03 (-0.26%)
MLCF 41.98 Increased By ▲ 0.13 (0.31%)
OGDC 93.20 Decreased By ▼ -0.13 (-0.14%)
PAEL 32.90 Decreased By ▼ -0.02 (-0.06%)
PIBTL 12.76 Decreased By ▼ -0.10 (-0.78%)
PIOC 95.00 No Change ▼ 0.00 (0%)
POWER 9.75 Decreased By ▼ -0.02 (-0.2%)
PPL 83.50 Decreased By ▼ -0.10 (-0.12%)
PSO 200.02 Increased By ▲ 0.02 (0.01%)
SNGP 56.52 Decreased By ▼ -0.08 (-0.14%)
STPL 13.15 No Change ▼ 0.00 (0%)
TRG 46.90 Increased By ▲ 0.30 (0.64%)
UNITY 23.05 Increased By ▲ 0.05 (0.22%)
WTL 1.04 Decreased By ▼ -0.01 (-0.95%)
BR100 4,133 Decreased By ▼ -155.2 (-3.62%)
BR30 21,019 Decreased By ▼ -858.48 (-3.92%)
KSE100 39,888 Decreased By ▼ -1298.86 (-3.15%)
KSE30 16,750 Decreased By ▼ -546.72 (-3.16%)
COVID-19 TOTAL DAILY
Business

Aeroflot delays reception of Airbus A350s over pandemic

  • The state-owned carrier, Russia's largest by far, took delivery in March of the first of 11 of the widebody passenger aircraft it had ordered from the European aerospace giant.
05 Aug 2020

MOSCOW: Russia's flagship airline Aeroflot will delay accepting delivery of 10 Airbus A350-900s after much of its fleet was grounded by the coronavirus pandemic, its chief said in an interview published Wednesday.

The state-owned carrier, Russia's largest by far, took delivery in March of the first of 11 of the widebody passenger aircraft it had ordered from the European aerospace giant.

"We are delaying receiving the rest, probably by a year or two Today we have nowhere to fly them," Aeroflot CEO Vitaly Saveliev said in the interview with state news agency TASS.

"We are negotiating on the transfer of payments," he said.

The Soviet-era airline is a major global player and in recent years has been modernising its fleet with significant purchases from Airbus and Boeing.

Like airlines everywhere it has been hit hard by the pandemic, with a 54 percent drop in passengers for the Aeroflot group, which includes low-cost airline Pobeda, in the first six months of the year.

Saveliev said Aeroflot would go ahead, however, with the purchase of several Sukhoi Superjet 100s this year as required by the Russian government to promote the domestic aerospace industry.

"Aeroflot confirmed the purchase of national planes to the industry ministry. Despite the serious situation, we will receive eight SSJ-100s this year and 14 more next year," he said.